cooking melbourne

Discovering Melbourne's Artisan Foods and Produce


Black Star Pastry Gets Gold Star

Black Star Pastry started in Sydney, serving fruit driven cakes that are not only extremely pretty but delightfully fresh and flavoursome. These cakes are not the dense, super sweet numbers meant for a long shelf life you mostly see around town these days.  Black Star Pastry’s cakes are so fresh that you can see them…

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Against The Grain – Smoked Brisket Salad

Smoked meats are all the rage at the moment, a consequence of Melbourne’s continuing love affair with American food, specifically American fast-slow food. By fast-slow food I mean the 15 hour, slow-smoked beef brisket as the basis of a meaty bun with fried onions, mayo, melty cheese, pickles etc. There is another approach to smoked…

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Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart

The Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart reached Melbourne at the end of last year and has been very popular with Melbourne’s Asian student population. These little cheese tarts are pretty tasty, with a silky texture and, typical of Japanese desserts, not very sweet.  They are baked fresh on site in four Melbourne locations; QV Centre, Melbourne…

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Agathé Pâtisserie Petite Opens in the Royal Arcade

Agathé Pâtisserie Petite – a selling window at shop 49A, The Royal Arcade – will be stocked each day with a selection of French pastries, including plain and flavoured croissants; escargot; cherry, pistachio, apricot and brûlée Danishes; and pain du chocolat. Source: Agathé Kerr opens Agathé Pâtisserie Petite in the Royal Arcade, Melbourne

Il Migliore Opens In Brighton

Il Migliore’s newest store opens at 141 Church Street, Brighton. You now have three stores to choose from (Hawthorn, Armadale and Brighton) or shop on line for even greater ease. Il Migliore have the perfect solutions for your Christmas gift dilemmas; their stores are full of delicious Christmas gifts boxes and fruit cakes for family,…

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